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5, 21, 53 Years Ago In The English Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yesterday, three legends of the open water had a day to remember. 65-year-old American Pat Gallant-Charette celebrated her 5th channelversary of her 15 hour 57 minute English Channel crossing, [...]

Swimming Safely Across The Bosphorus

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While some foreign athletes and coaches decided not to visit Turkey because of the recent terrorism attacks and coup attempt, Shelley Taylor-Smith was committed to go as the guest [...]

Inequality In The Open Water – Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 1991, Australian Shelley Taylor-Smith won the overall title for the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation. She was the top swimmer among all the male and female participants in [...]

Who Is The Greatest Australian Open Water Swimmer?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Chloë McCardel completed her three-way crossing of the English Channel in 2015 in 36 hours 12 minutes, fellow Australian channel swimmer Michael 'Murph' Renford said, "Chloë's success undoubtedly [...]

Recovery From The Ice

Courtesy of Ram Barkai, International Ice Swimming Association. People write, people talk, people present all the time. Some write about training, racing, kayaking and crewing. Some write about what to eat and what to drink [...]

When Open Water Icons Meet In New York

Photo © Marco Chiesa, Manhattan Island, New York. Results © NYC Swim. Looking back in the archives of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS), there were a number of renowned swimmers competing in the June [...]

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